27 April 2010

April Additions to Recorded Books One Click

Please find below a list of the titles added in April to our One Click downloadable audio collection:

Sister’s Hope, A Brunstetter, Wanda
Dark Design, The Farmer, Philip Jose
Forest Mage (Soldier Son Trilogy Bk #2) Hobb, Robin
You Can Read Anyone Lieberman, David J.
Boy Next Door, The Sabatini, Irene
Double Comfort Safari Club, The Smith, Alexander McCall
Angel's Advocate Stanton, Mary
Color Purple, The Walker, Alice


Fate of Katherine Carr, The Cook, Thomas H.
Nightshade (China Bayles Bk #16) Albert, Susan Wittig
Murder in the Palais-Royal Black, Cara
Fast Guns Out of Texas Cotton, Ralph
New Mercies Dallas, Sandra
Victoria Vanishes Fowler, Christopher
Secret Keepers Friddle, Mindy
Match, The Frost, Mark
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up Gurwitch, Annabelle & Kahn, Jeff
Sweet and Deadly Harris, Charlaine
Little Black Girl Lost #4 Johnson, Keith Lee
Killing Ground (Last Gunfighter #18) Johnstone, William W.
Noble Outlaw, The Knight, Bernard
Look to the East Lang, Maureen
Shunning, The Lewis, Beverly
Up In Smoke MacAlister, Katie
Montana Creeds: Tyler Miller, Linda Lael
Centurion’s Wife, The (Acts of Faith Bk #1) Oke, Janette
Her Mother’s Hope Rivers, Francine
Hollywood Ending, A Sismann, Robyn
Bone Fire Spragg, Mark
Saturn's Children Stross, Charles

Recorded Books: Items Removed

As you know, our collection with Recorded Books One Click is a leased collection, which Recorded Books updates monthly with new titles. Periodically, Recorded Books also removes titles from the collection.

If you have added the MARC records for the One Click collection to your catalog, please remove the following three titles:

Dream Come True {Unabridged.} ISBN 9781407444406
Little Women {Unabridged.} ISBN 9781417572618
Merry Adventures of Robin Hood ISBN 9781433277931

PLEASE NOTE: the last title on the list, Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, is also available through Listen Up! Vermont. Be sure to delete your record for Recorded Books, and not Listen Up! Vermont.

22 April 2010

The iPhone app for OverDrive is here!

For those of us with downloadable audio patrons with smart phones, OverDrive has finally released the app for the iPhone (link to iTunes store), joining the app for the Blackberry, Windows Mobile phones, and for Android phones, all of which are available for download on the OverDrive Media Console page.

If your patrons have an iPod Touch or an iPhone, completing the download process just got much easier. Patrons on any of these Internet-enabled phones will need to browse the Listen Up! Vermont website using the phone's browser; when they click on download in the website, the app will open on your phone to finish the process. This removes the step of having to download to your computer and transfer the files to your device.

iPod Touch and iPhone users will have to be sure to download only mp3 formatted titles; if you try to download a WMA title, the app will give a clear message that it cannot complete the process.

From the press release:

OverDrive’s free audiobook application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With OverDrive Media Console for iPhone, users can now wirelessly download MP3 audiobooks from OverDrive-powered library and retail websites to their Apple device. Audiobooks for over-the-air download are available from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, as well as major retailers such as BarnesAndNoble.com, BooksOnBoard.com, Borders.com, and WHSmith.co.uk.

All of these apps are important to promote to your patrons, with signage at the desk, articles in your local paper or newsletter, on Facebook, your library's blog, etc. By far, the greatest number of technical issues revolve around the downloading and transferring of titles -- help your patrons have a much easier and more successful experience with OverDrive by letting them know about these apps.

20 April 2010

Reports Training Choices

We would like to run another session or two of Reports training for Listen Up! Vermont. Please vote in the poll below as to which sessions you could attend, and we will pick the two most popular times:

16 April 2010

New additions for Spring

Look for these new additions to the Listen Up! Vermont collection:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Aimee Bender, Aimee Bender
The Children's Book A.S. Byatt, Rosalyn Landor
61 Hours Lee Child
The Passage Justin Cronin
This Body of Death Elizabeth George, John Lee
The Black Cat Martha Grimes, John Lee
Flirt Laurell K. Hamilton, Kimberly Alexis
Eight Days to Live Iris Johansen, Jennifer Van Dyck
Lit Mary Karr, Mary Karr, ©2009 by Mary Karr
The Executor Jesse Kellerman, Kirby Heyborne
Oprah Kitty Kelley, Kitty Kelley
Imperfect Birds Anne Lamott, Susan Denaker
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland, Simon Vance
Matterhorn Karl Marlantes, Bronson Pinchot
Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel, Mark Bramhall
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott Kelly McNees, Emily Janice Card
The Lake Shore Limited Sue Miller, Sue Miller
9th Judgment James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Carolyn McCormick
Ten Things I Love About You Julia Quinn, Rosalyn Landor
Doors Open Ian Rankin, James Macpherson
Savor the Moment Nora Roberts, Angela Dawe
The Lotus Eaters Tatjana Soli, Kirsten Potter
A Mighty Fortress David Weber, Oliver Wyman
The Mapping of Love and Death Jacqueline Winspear, Orlagh Cassidy
Lucid Intervals Stuart Woods, Tony Roberts

14 April 2010

Updating your Windows Media Player security

Often times, issues you are having with downloading audio from Listen Up! Vermont can be resolved by running the security upgrade on Windows Media Player. However, I had the experience of trying to do exactly that last week, and the Tools menu, where the command for the upgrade was, was nowhere to be found!

You can run the upgrade manually by visiting:


You must be using Internet Explorer to do so.

09 April 2010

2010-2011 DCF titles available

The following titles off the 2010-2011 DCF list are available for download on Listen Up! Vermont:

Claudette Colvin Phillip Hoose, Channie Waites
Everything for a Dog Ann M. Martin, David Pittu
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Jacqueline Kelly, Natalie Ross
The Hunchback Assignments Arthur Slade, Jayne Entwistle
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Rodman Philbrick, William Dufris
POP Gordon Korman, Nick Podehl
Scat Carl Hiaasen, Edward Asner
When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead, Cynthia Holloway
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin, Janet Song

Thank you to the Friends of DCF for supporting Listen Up! by generously donating the second copies of each of these titles!